Discussion Archive

30 Oct 2009 - 6:25am
3 years ago
14 replies
Paul Bryan

Distinguishing between UCD, UX, and usability

A friend and sometimes client told me over lunch this week, "I think
of you as the usability guy." I didn't much care for this, because
I think of usability in terms of activities rather than an identity
to aspire to. It got me thinking about related terms, like "user
experience" (UX), and its cousin, user-centered design (UCD).

28 Nov 2007 - 9:39pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Matt Nish-Lapidus

design patterns for list sorting and filtering


I'm working on a project where users will have potentially large lists
of items, sometimes personal collections, sometimes search results.
Each item in the list will have a number of fields, but not always
displayed in discreet columns, some of the data will be merged into
sentence form and some in shared columns.

I want users to be able to sort and filter the lists and I'm looking
for some good example of complex sort and filter interfaces. eBay was
a good starting point, but I'd like a few other examples.

Does anybody have any good live examples?

8 Apr 2009 - 1:04am
5 years ago
9 replies
Toby Biddle

Online, unmoderated user testing tool

A new online, unmoderated user testing tool has recently launched -
www.loop11.com. Anyone used it have any thoughts?

6 Oct 2013 - 10:24am
27 weeks ago
2 replies

MSc User Experience Kingston University


I have been looking into the Masters in User Experience Design in Kingston University.  I was wondering does any one have any experience of it?  Good, bad or indifferent?


I know it has recently chaged from being an MA and MSc to just being an MSc.  My background is in design and advertising and although I would like to know all apsects of the field research etc, I would not like it to be at the expense of my strengths ie. design.

15 Sep 2008 - 9:40am
5 years ago
76 replies

Next & previous button order

As discussed by LukeW in Web Form Design, it's best to have the primary
action of a form be the first button that the user sees. For left-to-right
languages this means having the primary action on the left and any secondary
actions on the right (see A in this illustration
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/2366430953/ ).

27 Oct 2006 - 8:23pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Jorge Barahona

Ajax in banking site

Anybody work with Ajax in a banking website?
Give us some information about secure services with Ajax.

Jorge Barahona Ch.
AyerViernes S.A.
design . interaction . user

22 Aug 2007 - 3:57am
2 years ago
6 replies

Column Heading Alignment Rules for Placement of Data

Hey All,

I am working on the Web Application, which generates the Purchase orders and requisitions and maintains the Procurement services for Hotel Industry.

Application releases the Output is in the form of Reports While designing these reports,

I am facing small trouble; Need suggestion and views on it!!

a.. How does the content inside columns should be placed and aligned? If data consists Alphanumeric, Numeric and Quantity based data, example Dates, Phone number address and quantities (decimal units).

30 Jan 2007 - 7:32am
7 years ago
11 replies
Marc specht

mobile interface design guidelines

Hi all,

For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices. Does
anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could help
me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
design for mobile devices.

Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different mobile
devices automatically?

thanks a lot!


4 Apr 2007 - 3:13pm
7 years ago
8 replies
Jared M. Spool

Excellent Portfolios for IxDs

Hello everyone,

I'm interested in some examples of excellent online portfolios for
interaction designers.

What's the best way to represent one's work to potential employers?

Anyone have some rockin' examples they want to share with the group?


Jared M.

22 Jan 2008 - 3:18pm
6 years ago
17 replies
Billie Mandel

Ratio of designers to developers

Hey fab folks -

So I was at dinner the other night with the technical publications
manager here at my company, and he mentioned that the STC had stats on
how many documentation people a software company should have per
software developer, in order for the tech pubs team to be optimally

Do we have anything like that for designers? Anyone done any work
determining what the relative size of the design team to the dev team
should be overall for a software dev shop?